The first production RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned aerial reconnaissance vehicle, produced by Northrop Grumman Corp., recently was delivered to Beale Air Force Base, Calif., the company said Nov. 16. The UAV, designated AF-3, arrived on Oct. 28 from Birk Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The Global Hawk system has accumulated more than 5,000 flight hours on deployments to Germany, Australia, and Florida, in test flights over the western United States and in ...


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